Debugging is a methodical process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program or a piece of electronic hardware, thus making it behave as expected. Use this tag only in cases where your question is NOT development related.

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ADB: how to use it over TCP/IP during USB accessory development

I'm using an evaluation board from Atmel (based on SAM D21 Cortex-M0+ MCU) for developing a custom Android USB accessory and related app. I'm new to Android development, but I understood I need ADB ...
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Missing Keyboard on Lock Screen

I got a system message that the keyboard had crashed. Then my keyboard won't restart. And now that my phone is locked, I can't unlock it to try any of the normal fixes, such has disabling and enabling ...
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Debugging aboot with KGDB (serial)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Qualcomm. Rooted and unlocked. Is it possible to debug aboot (android bootloader) with KGDB (kernel debugger through serial connection)? More specifically finding an address ...
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What are the security implications of using an app built “for debug”?

I've just come upon several .apk files hosted with Github projects which are "compiled for debug" (i.e. having application-debuggable set, which one can e.g. check using aapt dump badging /path/to/apk ...
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Bypass permission info & replace current version screen while debugging

In a normal android device while debugging (When application installs) it doesn't ask for permissions or any other confirmations. But in my redmi 1s (MIUI 7.1.1.0) while debugging it shows all the ...
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No debug icon on Nexus 5 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When I plug the USB cable, the debug icon doesn't show up. adb devices doesn't see it. Developer mode enabled. Developer option enabled. Stay awake enabled. USB debugging enabled. I am already ...
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How to debug tethering issue in Android 6

With my new cell provider, the tethering is not working. I am talking with the technician on their side that assures me that: I am allowed to use tethering It is working with their tests cell ...
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How can I debug “Homescreen has stopped working”?

I have an LG L40 D160 Android phone that repeatedly gives me errors. When it boots, I always get the message "home screen has stopped working". This pops up repeatedly and makes it hard to do ...
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Bugreport location

If I have bug reports enabled in dev options and I take a bugreport from the power button menu, where are these reports saved? I see there is an option to share it, but I want to pull it directly ...
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access files of app and run-as command alternative for debugging

I try to access data\data folder without root because I want to access some downloaded files by the app and I have realized the files download in data directory. I have tried to pull to sdcard but as ...
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com.android.phone crashes after boot

After installation of a newer cm nightly, I suffered from such issue. Related logcat: E/AndroidRuntime( 1260): FATAL EXCEPTION: main E/AndroidRuntime( 1260): Process: com.android.phone, PID: 1260 ...
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Can I open Chrome on Android from command line ?

Is there command line alternative to Chrome Remote Debugging ? Manually, I can open tabs from chrome://inspect/#devices . As well as I can open Chrome on desktop from CLI - e.g. chrome.exe ...
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Debugging faulty Andriod apps

Okay I am running a Cyanogenmod Nightly build on my Samsung Galaxy P1000. The problem is that it has a camera app that crashes if I switch to video recording mode. The worst part is that I don't know ...
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Debugging wifi issues on an Android tablet to detect reason of wifi network drop

I have an Android tablet that is "randomly" disconnecting from it's AP and then immediately reconnecting. We have tried analyzing the spectrum but gone nowhere. I'm looking for tools to debug this ...
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Malware installed with remote debugging

Is it possible for someone to install apks without you noticing, using remote debugging? (E.g. over TCP/IP, or on the same WiFi network). I found articles referring to this after a quick Google, but ...
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switching off finger debugging infos in android

My Android phone (sony z3, running 4.4.4) keeps showing finger tracks as well as the finger tracking debugging infos. How can I turn that off? The feature got accidentally turned on (for me unaware) ...
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Does testing in android device will reduce it's life? [duplicate]

I am an android developer. Using my moto g first gen for testing my applications. I connect the device to laptop for 12 hrs per day. Now i am planning to buy s4. Will it reduce my device's life?
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Debug a Bootloop?

So I'm attempting to port a GSM ROM to CDMA, and it's in a bootloop. I'd like to know how to figure out how to see what exactly is faulting and causing it so I can go fix it. Do note I am a novice ...
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Configure Android black box

My apps on my phone keep bugging out on me, but I can never catch them in the act. Is there any way to keep a black box of my phone state (perhaps polled every 1 minute) for the past x minutes so that ...
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How to transfer videos downloaded via coursera app from my tablet to my computer?

I tried using the answer here: Find downloaded video files via coursera app but to no avail. My device is unrooted and hence the data folder is hidden. I tried the method suggested by Naveen as well ...
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Eclipse is not able to detect smartphone

Debian 7.6, Eclipse 3.8. When i program with API8 for my HTC Froyo I have no problem: running the debug session i see the device in the device list and I'm able to debug my app. Since I started with a ...
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Tracing Android applications

I have been mucking around on my Android tablet (rk2928, Android 4.1.1) at a low level, removing and replacing ROM apps and such... aaaand now I'm getting a few applications saying "Unfortunately, ...
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Adb can't see my device - PAP5400

When I connect my Prestigio PAP5400 DUO to my PC, ADB cant find it. I think the driver is wrong but I can't find right one. I have tried installing many drivers. PS: I have debugging mode ...
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Unable to debug in LG Optimis L7

I am unable to enable debugging mode in LG Optimus L7 Dual. I am connecting the mobile to my PC and choose LG Software mode(read this in a blog that had discussion about LG Optimus). The USB Debugging ...
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Problem with ADB on my Nexus 4 (unauthorized phone)

When running adb devices in cmd, it says that my phone is unauthorized. It appears that it has something to do with the RSA fingerprint prompt. I don't remember ever getting such a prompt. Yes, I am ...
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Can I disable USB Debugging on Android smartpones from Windows via adb.exe?

I have to install Applications on dozens of android smartphones and I am currently writing a program to automate this process. I know I can't remotely enable USB Debugging, so my question is: Can I ...
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How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?

I have my Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S4's developer options enabled with USB debugging turned on. Whenever I connect it to my machine, it displays "Connected as Installer" in the notification ...
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What is the method to debug Android kernel from booting in tablet?

I have to test a custom Android build on a tablet and I need to know the method to debug the Android kernel from booting in the tablet? The tablet has only a screen, 2 USB ports and an HDMI port.
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Where is a good memory checker for Android?

Whenever I try to install/debug an app on my device (Android 2.2.2) I get this error: E/appproc(2974): SETTING DB COPING FAILED, MEMORY DEFECTED.... Is there a command-line utility available (or ...
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Once installed, how do I activate Firebug in Mobile Firefox?

I went to the getfirebug.com web site, where I was able to install Firebug under Firefox 1.10.6 (the Beta version of Firefox from the Play store). It said the install was successful. Now what? How ...
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How can I get a LogCat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I view and examine the Android log? Sometimes I get asked for a LogCat. What is this? What is it supposed to do? How can I get it?